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August 22, 2017 10:35 AM Paul Ryan made it clear: He’s gone as far as he’s willing to on Trump and Charlottesville

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has not hidden the fact he disapproves of President Trump equating white supremacists in Charlottesville with counterprotesters. But on Monday night he also made clear he’s not going to do much about it beyond a 500-word tsk-tsk Facebook post that doesn’t even mention the president by name. Nine days after a woman 88

August 21, 2017 5:35 PM Little-Known Qatari Royal’s Visit to Saudi Arabia Complicates Already Tense Relations

Meeting between Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed sparks regime-change speculation A meeting between Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and an obscure Qatari royal, officially aimed at narrowing differences between two estranged Gulf neighbors, has instead added more fuel to their long-running diplomatic spat. Sheikh Abdullah 36

August 21, 2017 5:20 PM UH to rename Calhoun Lofts after violence in Charlottesville

The University of Houston said Monday that it will rename Calhoun Lofts, an upperclassmen dorm that shares a name with John C. Calhoun. The dorm was initially named for the city street nearby, a spokesman said. "While the residence hall was not named in recognition of John C. Calhoun, in the wake of recent events, and out of sensitivity to our diverse 73

August 21, 2017 9:42 AM Liberty University graduates return diplomas because of support for Trump by Jerry Falwell Jr

Since the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has been a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. For some students and alumni of the evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty’s perceived alignment with the president has been a source of “shame and anger,” a group of graduates wrote last week. Last week, many reached 64

August 21, 2017 8:54 AM Erdogan says Turkey and Iran discussing joint action against Kurdish militants

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Iran have discussed possible joint military action against Kurdish militant groups, after talks in Ankara last week between the chief of staff of Iran's armed forces and Turkish leaders, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Speaking to reporters before departing on an official visit to Jordan, Erdogan also said a more effective 50

August 20, 2017 9:43 PM Kremlin Envoy Played Central Role in Eastern Ukraine

Vladislav Surkov has encouraged and managed pro-Russia separatists, according to former rebel leaders and Western and Ukrainian officials MOSCOW—When American envoy Kurt Volker meets his Russian counterpart Monday to try to restore peace in eastern Ukraine, the man sitting across the table will be no ordinary diplomat. Vladislav Surkov, Moscow’s point 40

August 20, 2017 2:49 PM Derek Carr says hand on Khalil Mack's shoulder a display of unity, not a protest

The Raiders duo had a great explanation for their decision to stand next to each other After the game, Carr and Mack discussed the decision to stand side-by-side and had a powerful message about their decision: they are "best friends" and wanted to show the world it is perfectly acceptable for people of different races to get along. "What we wanted to do is show all the kids that look up to me, that look up to him that white 54

August 20, 2017 2:02 PM Steve Bannon: 'No administration in history has been so divided'

Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Steve Bannon, who left his job as U.S. President Donald Trump's chief strategist Friday, says "no administration in history has been so divided among itself." Shortly after leaving the White House, Bannon returned to his former post as executive chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News. He has said he remains committed to helping 76

August 20, 2017 11:02 AM Some Liberty University Grads Are Returning Their Diplomas To Protest Trump

President Trump poses with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., during commencement at Liberty University May 13 in Lynchburg, Va. A group of alumni from one of the country's most influential evangelical Christian universities is condemning their school's president for his continued alignment with President Trump. A small but growing number 119

August 20, 2017 2:49 AM Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you from a low tree.” Another 86